Summer of inspiration for Rachel

29 July 2020

Rachel with fruit tree and artwork

Rachel, who lives in our specialist Alan Shearer Specialist Residential Home, has been exploring the theme of summer with indoor and outdoor activities.

Our home is surrounded by the gorgeous landscaped grounds and gardens of the Alan Shearer Centre, so, when the sun shone, Rachel visited the ripening fruit trees to see what she could find.

At this time of year, the plum and cherry trees are bursting with fruit and, supported by staff member, Heather, Rachel harvested what she could and was excited to make plans for a home-made jam-making session with Heather in the coming weeks.

Indoors, Rachel continued to be inspired by the natural environment, creating an amazing fabric collage of a bird. This now has pride of place alongside Rachel's other creative artwork on the wall at her home.

“Rachel has created an impressive gallery of her own work,” said Heather. “She absolutely loves letting her creative side run free and we're so proud of her talents, we love to show off her pictures at every opportunity.”